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they lied about it. the bombshell report about pg&e workers skipping inspections. good morning. it's friday. and i'm grace lee. >> you are. and i'm frank mallicoat. and it's 5:00. and he's lawrence karnow and he has a spectacular forecast. >> yeah. the big holiday weekend forecast. and this is working out very nice. if you like the heat, you're going to love it. we're cranking up those temperatures today. 90s in concord, 70s in san francisco. could see triple digits over the weekend. more on that in a moment. right now let's check your traffic with elizabeth. [ laughter ] >> what did you say? >> two cars. >> no, we have look at this. there is actual traffic near the dublin interchange. >> you're making her mad. >> i got an important role here at 5:00 in the morning, you guys. [ laughter ] >> westbound 580 approaching 680. it is about a 15-minute drive right now out of the altamont pass out towards pleasanton. and the dublin interchange. we'll have more traffic coming up including a big traffic
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story today actually, the cancellation of the golden gate ferry service. you have more on this coming up. >> we do. thank you. thousands of bay area commuters need to find another way to get to work this morning. ferry service shut down between marin county and san francisco today only though. anne makovec joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning. the ticket agents contract expired at midnight and today begins a one-day strike meaning ferries like the one here behind me not going to be running between larkspur, san francisco and sausalito. the ticket agents are represented by the inland boatsman union. they are upset at the ferry division plan to replace them with automated ticket-selling machines. the union says seven full- timers and four part-timers will lose their job. the bridge district says it's
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one way to close an $89 million- dollar budget shortfall but it's catching passengers by surprise. >> i did not know that. >> reporter: what are you going to do? >> take the bus. >> also, we'll be sending buses through the larkspur ferry terminal sort of as sweep bus that can take people down to the golden gate bridge toll plaza where they can connect with other buses on our system. >> we are just not ticket agents who sell tickets but, you know, today people are asking me where other ferries were, where businesses were how to get to pier 39, alcatraz. so a lot of it is customer service with the people here involved also. >> reporter: and the people that take the ferry are going to be paying more for the service once it resumes tomorrow because fares are going up by 5%. so for today, as the strike is in place, here in larkspur they are going to have buses running from here to the golden gate bridge toll terminal and you can get another bus to go elsewhere in san francisco. there is not going to be a bus bridge from the sausalito ferry terminal so be aware of that
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today. luckily, we have the buses running and as elizabeth always says, we have friday light traffic and holiday light traffic as well so that's going to make things a little easier. but within the next few hours, we are going to see a lot of disappointed passengers showing up here terminal, i can only imagine. and we will hopefully be talking to them for you. back to you guys. >> like we said before, call your boss. can't get to work. enjoy the long weekend. >> reporter: i like that idea. >> all right, anne. thanks, anne makovec live in larkspur. as she mentioned, some bay area commuters will be paying more. golden gate bridge district ferry and bus fares all going up, bus by 5%. san francisco the cost of a muni fast-pass is $2 a month higher now and cable car rides are now 6 bucks instead of 5. caltrain fares 25 cents more for a one-way trip and big rigs and other multiple axle vehicles are paying more on all bay area bridges. if you need an excuse we have one. with the new state budget taking effect today, going
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shopping is going to cost less. a one-cent state sales tax increase has expired and that means it has dropped from 8.25% to 7.25%. that can vary between cities and counties since many charge an additional local sales tax. not doing their jobs and lying about it. a shocking new report says that dozens of pg&e workers skipped crucial inspections at underground electrical facilities. kristy seifkin is in san francisco with more on what an internal investigation uncovered. shocking, kristy. >> reporter: it is some pretty shocking news. the "san jose mercury news" has reported that pg&e came forth yesterday and said that as many as 14 of their employees may have falsified or not even checked under ground electrical inspections in santa clara county, also in san francisco and in the east bay. now, pg&e's spokesman in that report has said that as many as 23 underground enclosures listed as inspected actually were not inspected and that
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another 50 enclosures were either suspect or not likely opened. pg&e also concluded that another seven underground enclosures may not have been opened and properly checked. the reason that pg&e even found out about these falsified inspection was that an employee tip came about and then they launched and investigation last november. it was during that investigation that pg&e identified a suspect employee, a worker who was supposed to have checked an underground enclosure in 2009 near the delmas and park avenues in san jose and it was in may of last year that that enclosure exploded and knocked out power for about 1,000 customers. that discovery is what prompted pg&e to look into these inspections at hundreds of enclosures in san jose and also enclosures in other parts of the bay area. now, paul clan none the executive director of the california public utilities commission has responded to this most recent disclosure by pg&e by saying pg&e safety
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problems run deeper than natural gas pipeline. i'm encouraged that pg&e took immediate action when this matter was brought to their and and i hope that pg&e builds on this to demonstrate that they are now putting safety first." this is certainly another blow to pg&e since the san bruno explosion. state regulators have been coming down on pg&e in recent months, everything from their recordkeeping practices to corporate culture. this certainly adds more fuel to the fire. back to you. >> thank you. >> let's check traffic and weather. a huge holiday weekend. >> expecting sunshine, lawrence karnow. >> you don't want to mess this forecast up. i remember the last 4th of july, that was tough. but this one looking good as we are looking at high pressure building in. those offshore winds beginning to kick in and guess what. we are going to see plenty of sunshine and temperatures heating up as early as today. right now 50s and 60s around the bay area. by the afternoon, i think we
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are going to start to see some 90s showing up outside. 91 livermore and concord. 73 in san francisco. could hit triple digits this weekend. we'll talk more about that in a moment. right now let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> we all want to know what you screwed up last year. >> thanks a lot, elizabeth. [ laughter ] >> what did you mess up? >> it was a tough forecast last year. >> okay. >> i never forget those. >> i don't remember last year. >> thank you so much for that. [ laughter ] >> we were all talking about it. we just wanted to know. [ laughter ] >> thank you, lawrence. outside, to san jose, our photographer near the alum rock exit. if you see hot spots, you will notice we're on twitter now, cbs 5 traffic. if you want to spot the latest hot spots, our producer is putting them in all the time or if you see something on the road you want to tell us about let us know. so thank you for that live traffic shot. to our map. benicia bridge everything fine into martinez on southbound 680. highway 4 traffic looks okay as
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well and 242. so pretty quiet commute across the east bay. marin county looks great here as well across the golden gate bridge. a few more headlights heading into san francisco there. as we have been talking about all morning, there is no golden gate bridge ferry service one- day strike by the ticket agents so there will be shuttle buses in place, also regular golden gate bus service will be just operating as normal. more traffic coming up. back to you. >> thank you. >> those weather guys can get a little touchy. >> i know. it is 5:08. the nigerian man accused of sneaking on a plane with no ticket or valid boarding pass will be in court in l.a. today. we have learned it was body odor that helped catch him. the "l.a. times" reports a flight attendant checked his ticket after some of the passengers complained about the man's smell. he was sitting in a seat that should have been empty anyways. if convicted the man could face up to five years in jail. today the bail for the former head of the imf could be reduced or even lifted. dominique strauss-kahn has been under house arrest since may on
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charges that he tried to rape a hotel maid. now, a source tells the ap that the reason for the bail reduction is that prosecutors have questions about the maid's background and her story. and that could damage her credibility on the witness stand. one law enforcement official tells the "new york times" that the maid has repeatedly lied since making the allegations in may. 5:09. a budget battle in oakland. it's coming down to the wire on this friday. the last-minute deal to put laid-off police officers back on the streets. plus, thousands of inmates could get out of jail sooner. the change to a drug law that many are calling racist. and good news. the biggest score yet for the 49ers and their new stadium in santa clara. the deal's bringing in big bucks for the project when we come back. ,, ,,,,
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drug sentencing rules. 12,000 federal inmates could get out of prison earlier than expected. it used to be that the mandatory sentence for crack cocaine convictions was much different than for powdered cocaine. the sentencing rules were changed after accusations of racism because crack was more common among black drug users. 85% of the inmates in federal prison for crack are african- american. 5:12. this is the first day of unemployment for dozens of san jose police officers. their layoffs took effect at the end of the shifts yesterday. 66 had to turn in their guns and badges with some hiring or going to other departments. it was emotional at department headquarters. >> it's been a slap in the face
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because we made a commitment 2.5 years ago. >> i can't help the citizens. >> the layoffs are meant to reduce the city's overall budget deficit. oakland will hire back 22 of its 80 officers it laid off last year as the plan was narrowly approved. the council deadlocked at four votes for each of the two budget proposals when mayor quan cast the deciding vote last night for the plan proposed by the city council president. the budget aims to close a $58 million gap in their budget. and it includes cuts to pay and benefits previously conceded by city workers. britain's royal couple charms canada. william and kate's plans today on what would have been princess diana's 50th birthday. and no funny business here. comedy central's stephen colbert makes a major political move. how he is stepping into the 2012 race. we'll see. a lot of people traveling around the country this holiday weekend. we are cleared for take-off.
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sfo looking at sunshine and 75 degrees. heading south, going to be hot in many spots. it's been that way for a while. houston no exception. partly cloudy skies, still about 95 degrees in toward the afternoon. if you're continuing on toward atlanta, we are expecting some sunshine and still a hot 94 degrees. we'll have more on your local weather coming right up. ,,,,,,,,,,
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golden gate ferries are not running between marin and san franci it's friday, 5:16. let's look at the morning's top stories. golden gate ferries are not running today between marin and san francisco. the ferries were cancelled because of a one-day strike by ticket agents. an internal investigation by pg&e finds that more than a dozen employees lied about inspecting electrical facilities. that's according to a report by the "mercury news." more than 20 underground facilities were not even opened. and no recess for the senate. lawmakers will be back next tuesday to continue working on the nation's debt ceiling. they must strike a deal to avoid a government default and trim some huge federal deficits. all right. talk of weather on this friday, folks, we have a great one for you. if you like the sunshine and the warmer temperatures, hey, a clear start inland already, even inside the bay, just a hint of a patch or two of fog at the coast. not much. and that's going to be gone in a hurry. plenty of sunshine at the beaches, temperatures in the
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60s could get up into the 90s toward some of the warmer spots inland and these temperatures really cranking up this weekend. high pressure building in offshore flow meaning some nice temperatures all the way to the coastline. beautiful weekend weather. hot in the sacramento valley today, about 94 in sacramento. 97 in fresno. high country watch out for those rivers. they are running bank full right now, 91 degrees. still a lot of snow melt there. 76 in lake tahoe and 68 in monterey. around the bay area, we are looking at 80s and 90s in many spots in toward morgan hill. at the coast 66 and sunny, half moon bay. 83 sunny in union city. 94 the high in brentwood, 91 pleasant hill, about 78 degrees this afternoon in oakland and sunny skies continuing well into the afternoon hours. numbers up into the 80s and 90s in many parts of the north bay. 60s at the coast. so you get the idea, we are
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warming things up quite a bit today. and for the weekend, how about this some of these temperatures approaching triple digits on saturday, sunday and the 4th of july holiday could see a couple of patches of fog at the coast, still staying very hot. triple digits in the interior valleys. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you. we are just getting word from our news desk that apparently the golden gate ferry service has been resumed. the one-day strike by ticket agents has been called off. again, we're just hearing this in the last couple of minutes. so we'll have the latest information here coming up shortly. in the meantime, let's hit the roads and show you what it looks like outside. if you are crossing the san mateo bridge, things look great. this is westbound 92 in the commute direction. 13 minute drive right now out of hayward heading towards foster city and the peninsula. silicon valley val will you commute looks great as well, friday light as we like to call it on westbound 237 towards san jose. mass transit, we are just getting word, within the last
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few minutes, that apparently service is resuming today for golden gate ferry. we have been telling folks there was no service because of a one-day transit strike. it's apparently called off. we'll follow that. on the marin county, southbound 101 looks okay. we have a camera near mill valley so everything looks pretty good all the way down through the waldo grade if you are heading towards the golden gate bridge. and the drive out of the altamont pass westbound 580 top speeds all the way from 205 through livermore. so again those are our live traffic sensors picking up pretty good speeds all the way towards pleasanton. and antioch our usual slow spot so far, so good even as you pass that usual bottleneck there around a street. more traffic in a bit. in the meantime, back to you guys. >> thank you. comedian stephen colbert steps into the 2012 race. a federal panel says the comedy central star can form a super pac to raise as much money as he can before the election.
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the decision stems from last year's supreme court ruling that allows unlimited campaign contributions from corporations and unions, although those funds cannot go to specific candidates. >> that would be interesting. >> it would be funny, liven up the debates. can you imagine? mr. colbert? 5:21 now. today hundreds of thousands will be in ottawa trying to catch a glimpse of prince william and his new wife catherine. >> they are there helping to celebrate canada day on what would have been the 50th birthday of the prince's mother diana. last night the duke and duchess of cambridge charmed some young fans at a reception. and in just a few hours from now, they will ride in a parade for canada's birthday celebrations. and that includes a 21-gun salute and a military flyover. >> 5:21 now. it's your chance to see the bay area from new heights. the thrilling attraction making a big comeback. >> and it is a bright light in a neighborhood that needs it most. how a bay area community came together to give kids a dream
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can regulate medical professionals. the brief from the city attorney says that the ban would be unconstitutional if medical professionals are exempt. that would make it a religious freedom issue. significant progress towards funding a new 49ers stadium. the team says it has already sold dozens of luxury boxes even though construction in santa clara has yet to begin. the team says it has sold a total of $138 million in luxury boxes mostly to individuals, not companies. that money more than doubles the total committed to the project thus far. the stadium is expected to open in 2015 at a cost of nearly $1 billion. new place to get exercise is now open in oakland after years in the making. city council president larry reid opened the doors yesterday to the east oakland sports center near the coliseum. it has an indoor swimming pool, supplied, dance and fitness classes and karate. reid says it has been a dream of his for 30 years. and it took a decade to raise
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more than $20 million for the facility. that includes ballot measures and redevelopment funds. >> a place for the residents of the city to go at and enjoy a quality of life that they have not been able to enjoy. >> future plans include a tennis court and baseball and soccer fields. >> looks like the pool is popular already. >> it's getting hot out there. >> especially this weekend. if you are looking for a thrill, this could be for you. there is a fast ride with incredible views in downtown san francisco. >> this morning, the city launches its zipline ride just in time for the holiday weekend. actually i watched this yesterday. it's pretty cool. former mayor willie brown zipped across justin herman plaza last year. the zipline carries you -- look at mr. brown there. carries you 80 feet above ground and you can see the golden gate and the bay bridge. the ride will be open all summer long. >> all right.
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5:26 now. and no ticket, no problem. the man who illegally boarded a plane. it's one of the most sweeping state laws taking effect today. the major requirement if millions of kids want to attend school this fall. and we have just learned crisis averted here with golden gate ferry. service will be running between larkspur, san francisco and sausalito. we'll let you know what we learned, what's changed and what to expect. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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i'm frank mallicoat. and i'm grace le s your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. and good morning, everybody. it is friday, it's july the 1st. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. [ pause ] we -- we have breaking news to tell you about. the strike is called off. the golden gate ferries will run this morning. anne makovec is in larkspur with the explanation. >> reporter: we heard from the spokesman for the golden gate bridge district who learned that the soon planning on sending all of its workers to work today. last night they said they
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weren't going to be. so there's a lot of confusion. but the bottom line, everything should be running as normal here at the larkspur terminal as well as the sausalito terminal and the strike is just not going to happen. the ticket agents are represented by the inland boatsman union. they said last night they were planning to not be at work today. that's when the bridge district decided to make the call and cancel the ferry service. the ticket agents are upset at the ferry division's plan to replace them with automated ticket-selling machines. the union says seven full time and four part-timers will lose their jobs in that move. the bridge district says it's one way to close an $89 million- dollar budget shortfall but it's catching passengers by surprise. >> it's everything from a carpool toll that was put into place earlier this year for $3 to a multiaxle truck tolerate increase that goes -- toll rate increase that goes into effect tomorrow to reducing our staff
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because technologies are there, they are more efficient and cost-effective. >> none of the machines worked this morning. they all started going down. you know, one by one. so they weren't accepting debit cards or credit cards. and the whole system just crashed. >> reporter: that was a passenger you just heard from one of thousands who will be paying more for the service starting tomorrow. fares are going up by 5%. it's been reported since yesterday evening there was going to be a strike and no ferry service. that is no longer the case. ferry service will be running. so if you know anybody who normally takes the ferry, text them, call them, let them know they can take the ferry because people were going to be taking buses or maybe as frank suggested not going to work and you no longer have a good excuse to not go to work today.frank? >> were some cancelled and now the rest will be going or were there no cancellations at all? >> reporter: no, the first
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ferry is going to take off from larkspur at 5:51 so that will be going off as scheduled. some workers showed up for work and said they had heard about a strike but they wanted to be here just in case there wasn't. so again, a lot of confusion it seems within the union, within the workers and within the district. we are going to be speaking live at 6:00 with the golden gate bridge district spokesperson to get to the bottom of some of this but again, all we need to know is the ferries will be running as normal. >> thank you. tolls for big rigs are going up on all bay area bridges. beginning today, five axle trucks will have to pay $22 across the golden gate bridge. that's up from $15. the toll will climb to 30 bucks next year. on the bay area's six other major bridges, big rigs will pay $18 up from $11.25. that toll goes up to $25 in a year. cost to ride one of san francisco's iconic cable cars is also going up. the fare will increase from $5
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to $6. it's part of an effort by the public transit agency to balance the budget over the next two years. the city is also raising the fine for fare evasion from $75 to $100. also starting today, a one- cent drop in the sales tax. this is part of the budget signed by governor brown. the tax will drop to 7.25%. someone buying a $20,000 car could save $200 in taxes. one of the most sweeping state laws goes into effect today. all public and private school students need proof of a booster vaccination for whooping cough this fall. a spike in cases in california killed 10 infants. they had a crucial job and apparently lied about it. a bombshell report this morning says pg&e admits that its
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workers skipped inspections. kristy seifkin reports. >> reporter: the "san jose mercury news" is reporting that as many as 14 pg&e inspectors may have falsified checks on underground electrical facilities in santa clara county and san francisco and in the eats bay. -- in the east bay. now, pg&e's spokesman in that report has said that as many as 23 underground enclosures listed as inspected actually were not inspected and that another 50 enclosures were either suspect or not likely opened. pg&e also concluded that another seven underground enclosures may not have been opened and properly checked. the reason that pg&e even found out about these falsified inspections was an employee tip that led them to launch an investigation last november. it was during that investigation that pg&e identified a suspect employee, a worker who was supposed to have checked an underground enclosure in 2009 near the delmas and park avenues in san jose and it was in may of last year that that enclosure
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exploded and knocked out power for about 1,000 customers. that discovery is what prompted pg&e to look into these inspections at hundreds of enclosures in san jose and also enclosures in other parts of the bay area. paul clanon, who is the executive director of the california public utilities commission, has responded to this most recent disclosure by pg&e by saying pg&e safety problems run deeper than natural gas pipeline. i'm encouraged that pg&e took immediate action when this matter was brought to their and and i hope that pg&e builds on this to demonstrate that they are now putting safety first." this is certainly another blow to pg&e since the san bruno explosion. state regulators have been coming down on pg&e in recent months, everything from their recordkeeping practices to corporate culture. this certainly adds more fuel to the fire. back to you. >> kristy seifkin live in san francisco. thank you. if you want to know what
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the weather is going to be like this holiday weekend, we have the guy for you. >> we do. one word, sunshine. >> yeah. lots of sunshine over the weekend. i'm feeling pretty good about that as we get toward the 4th of july a little iffy at the coastline but today mostly clear skies to start out just patchy fog at the coast and not much. that's going to be gone in a hurry. yesterday in the 70s and 80s in many spots. today we are going to watch those temperatures jump as we head toward the afternoon. up into the 90s in some spots inland. you're looking at 80s toward san jose. and yup, you're going to take a big bump in santa rosa. a good 9 degrees from yesterday. it is going to get hot in spots around the bay area. the next couple of days could see triple digits as we head in toward the holiday weekend. things may begin to col a little bit toward monday and tuesday. that's when we could see some of that fog make a return to the coast. we'll have more on your weather coming up. right now let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> our big breaking traffic story as anne makovec just mentioned, golden gate ferry service resumes as normal
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today. the strike apparently has been cancelled. so again, we just got word within the last half hour. so if you were planning on making alternate plans, no longer any need to do that. we'll have an update from anne coming up at 6:00 with more information for why the strike was first going on and why it was cancelled. again, just getting word of this here in the last few minutes or so. ace train muni bart, pretty much everything mass transit- related is now running on time as normal. golden gate bridge traffic looks great all the way through marin county, in fact. the drive is quiet on southbound 101 in the commute direction. we were getting word of a stalled box truck northbound 880 approaching market street that's already been cleared so the drive looks good from the coliseum towards the macarthur maze. back to you. >> thank you. this morning, fewer police officers are reporting to work in the city of san jose. 66 officers turning in their
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badges and guns yesterday laid off to help that city balance its budget. some uniformed officers gathered at department headquarters to shake hands and to hug the departing officers. >> we can't go out and serve the city. that's what i wanted to do my whole life, born and raised in san jose. and now i can't help the citizens. >> yesterday was also the last day for 25 officers who accepted early retirement. meantime, the city of oakland will actually rehire 22 of the 80 officers it had to lay off as part of a budget plan narrowly approved late last night. the budget aims to close a $58 million shortfall and includes cuts to pay and benefits previously conceded by city workers. it was body odor that helped catch a passenger who is now being charged with being a stowaway. the nigerian-american was caught twice in recent days using boarding passes with other people's names on them. the "l.a. times" reports that a flight
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attendant checked his ticket after passengers complained about the man's smell. he was sitting in a seat that should have been empty. today that suspect is due in court. thousands of federal inmates could be getting out of jail sooner than expected, that after a panel decided to retroactively apply a recent change in an old law. it required a much stiffer sentence for crack cocaine users than for those who use powdered cocaine. many had argued that the law was discriminatory. of 12,000 inmates in federal prison for crack cocaine, 85% are black. 5:40 now. the sexual assault case against the former imf chief may be falling apart. >> yet even with dna evidence, the prosecution is considering dropping the case. >> why dominique strauss-kahn could soon be off the hook. also ahead, star power to the rescue. the special tweets police in california are asking celebrities to send out. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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happy friday, bay area. if you are just getting up, it's a fantastic day weather- wise overlooking the bay from san francisco over the financial district. we have clear skies, calm out on the bay waters. likes like it will stay that way for a while with high pressure building in and much warmer weather coming our way. out the door this morning, 50s and 60s, mostly clear skies inside the bay, just a couple of patches of fog at the coastline. that looks like that's going to be gone. 80s and 90s warm inland. we are going to watch the temperatures crank up. offshore winds warming up
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temperatures quite a business. 91 in yosemite and 76 degrees in lake tahoe. around the bay area, temperatures heating up, as well. 92 in morgan hill. about 86 in san jose today. about 84 in redwood city. and 84 degrees in fremont. east bay numbers up in the mid- 90s in the warmest spots. 93 in antioch, 49 in brentwood and 92 degrees in pleasanton. north bay temperatures heating up, 80s and 90s inland. 60s at the coast. 70 degrees in sausalito for today. the next few days the ridge strengthsens. offshore winds will blow and it's going to get hot. triple digits sunday and monday. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> let's go outside towards san jose. we can show you what conditions look like on 101. hey, the shot is a little
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brighter now that the sun is coming out. headlights, fine towards santa clara. the south bay looks great on all your major freeways. i'm not seeing much changing colors on our sensors. so green is good. yes, school is out. start to a long holiday weekend. we are expecting friday light- light, plus today. so everything is moving fine on 280 out of downtown heading towards the 880-17 interchange. our usual slow spots are actually doing pretty good. the antioch bridge is fine but if you cruise on through antioch itself even into pittsburg, concord, really no yellow sensors yet. so that means that speed are over 40 miles per hour which is a good sign. san mateo bridge looks great, as well. there was a stall reported on westbound 92 in the commute direction but traffic is light. it's really not making much of a difference. so crews are working to clear that off to the shoulder now. bay bridge just getting word from my producer there may still be some lower deck
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roadwork out towards oakland until about 6:00 various lanes blocked. but not really causing much of an issue. as you can see, westbound 80 traffic heading towards the pay gates still looks great. and no sign of any metering lights, no delay at all up the incline. so a nice easy ride towards san francisco. mass transit as we have been getting this breaking news in our newsroom, golden gate ferry service is operating as normal. the strike has been cancelled. if you were making alternate plans, no need to do that. golden gate ferry service set to start this morning. the first ferry leaves larkspur at 5:50 this morning. to get the latest traffic information once you hit the road or hit bart or wherever you go, remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9-fm. that is your traffic and weather. back to you. >> thank you. let's get a check of today's top stories. golden gate ferries big news, will run between marin and san
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francisco today. a strike that had been planned by ticket agents has just been called off. so you will be able to catch a ferry from marin to san francisco. pg&e says as many as 14 employees lied about making crucial electrical inspections. that's all according to a report in the "mercury news" citing an internal investigation by the utility. and treasury secretary tim geithner says he is staying on the job for the foreseeable future. he said that last night to dampen speculation that he is thinking of leaving soon. today the bail for dominique strauss-kahn could be reduced or even lifted. the former head of the international monetary fund will be in court. there are questions about the credibility of the woman who has accused him of raping her. so strauss-kahn's lawyer will be asking for bail modification. >> he is out on bail but he is restricted to house arrest. they may seek to have him released on his own recognizance where he can go wherever he wants as long as he
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doesn't leave the country. that's a major, major change. >> a new york hotel maid claims strauss-kahn sexually assaulted her in may. he pled not guilty. there will be no recess for the senate next week. lawmakers will be back next tuesday to continue working on the nation's debt ceiling. they must strike a deal to avoid a government default and they need to trim the huge federal deficit. if the borrowing limit isn't raised by august 2 the u.s. will face its first-ever default. are you ready to deliver the sign? >> hundreds of people are rallying in minnesota where the state government has shut down for the second time in six years. political leaders couldn't agree on how to solve a $5 billion budget deficit. today, thousands of state employees will be laid off along with a variety of services suspended. day one of the nba lockout.
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a collective bargaining agreement between players and team owners expired at midnight. the main sticking point is a request by players for an average salary of $7 million a year up from the current $5 million. negotiations are expected to resume over the next few weeks. the last lockout was in 1998 slashing down the season to only 50 days. tack about star power. >> the lapd is asking for help from major celebrities. the police department wants hollywood heavyweights to tweet about this month's closure of the 405 freeway. part is being shut down for construction in two weeks. they are making contact with lady gaga, astor kutcher, demi moore and kim kardashian. they have 30 million twitter followers. >> that says a lot about social media. you know. the police, the whole state, they can't get the word out without lady gaga? >> she has like 10 million followers. >> no idea. >> crazy. 5:49 now. it's not the 4th of july yet,
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but we can expect fireworks at facebook next week. the rumors of a very big announcement. plus, fast food chains get their report cards. the best and worst places graded by you. see if your favorite made the list. gold bond ultimate softening. this stuff really works. 10 pieces of the world's best chicken, [ male announcer ] bring home a complete meal for your family. 3 large sides and 6 biscuits. enough real food to feed a family of 4 or more for just 20 bucks. today is a kfc day. today tastes so good.
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will resume today... after workers promised to stage a one-day strike. here's a live look of the first ferry.. set to take off from larskpur. we'll have a live breaking introduce. ferry service will resume after workers threatened a one-day strike. the first ferry is about to take offer from larkspur so again ferry service will resume out of larkspur and sausalito as scheduled. no strike today. the show will not go on for a lot of bay area communities which have cancelled their 4th of july fireworks. among them the show at robertson park in livermore. the reason for most of the
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cancellations around the bay not so surprising. it's a lack of money. livermore for example would need $75,000 to put on a disbeltway. >> i think it will cause a lot more people to light fireworks in livermore because there is no show. >> very upset. i have been watching the fireworks since i was little. >> we have no idea what we're going to do. >> safe and sane fireworks are legal in only 12 bay area cities. and in those places where they are illegal, people are encouraged to watch public displays put on by professionals. if you like a complete list of 4th of july fireworks shows happening around the bay area, we have done all the work for you. just go to cbssf.com/4th you want some fireworks? facebook, it's all about fireworks right now because yesterday, their ceo mark zuckerberg said the company will, quote, launch something awesome next week. tech gurus speculate that it will be facebook's tablet app
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or an app for the iphone. zuckerberg said the project had been developed at seattle's office not at the palo alto headquarters. so stay tuned for big news out of facebook. americans appear dissatisfied with many of the country's most popular fashion food chains. new survey out by consumer reports shows mcdonald's got low marks. only 11% rated their food as excellent. also low marks for food quality, burger king, kfc and taco well. so which quick and affordable chains do people like the most? in n and burger top of the list, chik-fil-a and chipotle mexican grill and in and out burger. >> i think they should open earlier so we can get them now. >> i want a combination of three of those places. >> i'm a big in-n-out burger fan. they have a special menu. i have ordered the hamburger
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without the burger, a special menu item. you're looking at me weird. >> yes. [ laughter ] >> a burger without the -- it's basically a cheese sandwich. >> there is like code language. give me the animal burger. >> i have to admit that i'm a frequent in-n-out burger fan. we have lots of sunshine this weekend high pressure building n these temperatures going to get hot in some places as early as today. looks hotter towards saturday and sunday. could see some triple digits. the 4th of july, yeah, this is a tough forecast. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> we are talking about triple digits. thank you, lawrence. we are just getting word of a problem now coming off of the upper deck of the bay bridge toll plaza. now, we don't have a whole lot of details on this, chp may be telling us that all lanes are blocked temporarily if you are coming up westbound 80 right
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there near the highway 101 interchange. we have a camera just past treasure island and traffic is flowing okay on the upper deck heading into san francisco here but if you get closer inland, into san francisco, there may be an accident there blocking lanes. so we'll continue to follow that. keep you updated. stay tuned in our 6:00 hour. we'll let you know what's going on. our other big breaking traffic story is, yeah, golden gate ferry service, no delay. it's operating as planned on a regular schedule. the strike has been averted. so we'll have more information on that coming up in the next hour, as well. back to you. >> thank you. in the next half hour, comedian stephen colbert and the 2012 election, coming up. >> the largest penalty. why the feds are targeting google. >> you just heard elizabeth mention golden gate ferry service is going on as planned today after the threat of a
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strike. we'll tell you what changed overnight. we're talking live with a spokesperson for the golden gate bridge district coming up next. as many as 14 pg&e inspectors may have falsified checks on underground electrical facilities. we'll have all the details about where those facilities are and the repercussions for the community coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. golden gate ferry service will be running today. why a strike has been called off. >> another big blow to pg&e. the stunning report that workers lied about crucial safety checks. good morning. it's friday. it's the 1st of july. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. we are excited about this friday because it's the beginning of a holiday weekend. >> we got

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